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Bananas and Plantains, 2E

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978 1 84593 658 7
1.40 LBS
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1. Distribution and Importance: Origins & early distribution, Present distribution of banana & plantain, Main banana-producing countries & markets, Factors influencing world trade;

2. Taxonomic Classification, Cultivars and Breeding: Major genomic groups & cultivars in world use, Breeding & selection, Handling & identification of banana germplasm;

3. Morphological Characteristics and Plant Development: Root system, Rhizome & suckers, Leaves & pseudostem, Inflorescence & bunch, Development of the fruit;

4. Climatic Requirements and Problems: Temperature comparison between four banana-growing areas, Implications of rainfall, Specific problems due to climate;

5. Phenological and Physiological Responses including phases of plant development;

6.Site Selection, Soil Requirements and Soil Preparation: Tropical soil classification, Soil physical & chemical requirements, Biological limitations;

7. Establishing a Plantation: Types of planting material, Multiplication & preparation of planting material, Methods & Time of planting, Planting densities & spatial arrangements,

8. Systems of Cultivating Bananas and Product Certifications;

9. Nutritional Requirements: Nutrient function & deficiency symptoms, Nutrient cycling, Plant analysis, Fertilization, Soil degradation & the rise of organic nutrition;

10. Water Requirements and Irrigation: Irrigation systems, Scheduling, Irrigation of plantains;

11. Horticultural Management: Weed control, Sucker management, Plantation soil covers, Canopy management, Windbreaks, Bunch management, Ratooning & plantation life;

12. Diseases: Fungal, Bacterial, Viral, Controlling banana diseases;

13. Pests: Rhizome & root pests, Bunch pests, Leaf pests, Role of fungal & bacterial endophytes in controlling banana pests & diseases;

14. Harvesting and Fruit Handling: Transport from field to packshed, Cooling of fruit from the field, Packshed operations, Transport to market;

15. Ripening, Biochemistry and Uses including Nutritional value & uses, Processing;



John C Robinson and Victor Galan Sauco, 2010, 311 p, illustrated, soft.  (List: $70.00)  $65.00 

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